'Debt tagging' by collection agencies a growing problem
Monday, August 09, 2010
- Organization: Washington Post
- Source: Minnesota > ProJusticeMN.org
"In the uncertain economy, people are especially sensitive to anything that can hurt their credit rating. The FTC said it recognizes that third-party collectors contact millions of people each year, and it receives more complaints about the debt-collection industry than about any other. In its 2010 annual report on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the FTC said it received 119,364 complaints about third-party and in-house debt collectors in 2009, up from 104,766 the previous year."